MADRID, 30 Ago. – –
China has tightened its policy to combat video game addiction in its citizens minors and has reduced the maximum time they can play to up to three hours a week, with a maximum of one hour a day and only on weekends.
This is stated in a document presented by the State Administration of Press and Publications of China, as reported by the local Xinhua agency, in which it is proposed to tighten the limitations of playing time already existing in the Asian country, with the aim of protect the physical and mental health of minors.
In 2019, China had passed a regulation that prevents young people from playing more than 90 minutes a day, and that prevents them from playing at night, from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. After that limit, the online game ends automatically for these users.
The latest proposed regulation is even more restrictive and only allow youth to play on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as holidays, and only one hour each day: between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Outside these hours, minors are not allowed to play online at any time, and services of this type will be obliged to make minors register in their accounts always and do so with their real name to prevent them from exceeding the limit.